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Cubs sign Alexis Hernandez, brother of top prospect originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Alexis Hernandez is joining his brother in the Cubs organization.
MLB's international signing period — which is not subject to the lockout transaction freeze — began Saturday and the Cubs are signing Hernandez, a 17-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic and consensus top-50 prospect in this year's class, according to multiple reports.
MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reported the deal is worth $1.3 million.
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) January 15, 2022
Hernandez' brother is Cristian Hernandez, a top Cubs prospect whom the organization signed during last year's international signing period.
The Cubs also reached a deal with top-50 prospect Adan Sanchez, a 16-year-old third baseman from Panama.
Hernandez (No. 18) and Sanchez (No. 43) are among the top international prospects in this year's class, according to MLB.com. Hernandez has five-tool potential and also plays center field, with some scouting reports suggesting he could move there down the line.
Sanchez hits for power and projects as a middle of the order bat. He has a big arm and also has defensive versatility with experience at catcher.
According to Baseball America, the Cubs also reached agreements with catcher Carlos Altuve (Venezuela) and nine other players from the Dominican Republic: shortstops Jefferson Rojas, Moises Febrillet, Sandy Sanchez and Darlin de Leon, outfielders Josefrailin Alcantara, Josias Ramirez and Albertina Belliard, catcher Yidel Diaz and right-hander Freylin Silverio.
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) January 15, 2022
The Cubs have a $5,179,000 signing pool allotment for this period. MLB.com reported Adan Sanchez, Hernandez and Rojas' deals are worth $3.8 million total.
Source: #Cubs agree to a $1.3 million deal with SS Alexis Hernandez, #18 on @MLBPipelineâs Top 50 Intâl Prospects list, No. 43 INF Adan Sanchez ($1.5 million) and SS Jefferson Rojas for $1 million. https://t.co/LWetCicBy0
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) January 15, 2022
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